Last month the doors to a Trappist monastery near Jerusalem were set ablaze and inflammatory phrases—including “Jesus is a monkey”—were painted on the monastery walls. A Jewish extremist group, unhappy because two Jewish settlements had been dismantled by the Israeli government, was blamed for the vandalism. It’s seen as part of the settlers’ “price tag” retaliation campaign—making others pay for the loss of settlements. Rabbi Dov Lipman led a group of Jews to the monastery, bearing flowers and a message of peace. The group stayed long enough to help remove the graffiti (ncronline.org and Haaretz, September 5).